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Old 05-12-2002, 03:25 PM   #1
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Tech Question with rotor removal






I don't knwo whatz goin on, I've used a rubber hammer and smacked the crap outta the rotor, won't budge to come off, is there another nut that I need to remove, I've removed the 6mm hex nut that secures the rotor on there, but is the itme in the middle of the rotor of any use to secure the rotor on the hub?????????
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Old 05-12-2002, 03:48 PM   #2
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You just have lots of rust. The nut in the center is to remove the entire hub (which you don't need to do).

Try spraying some penetrating oil in the joint between the rotor and hub and keep whacking away... it will eventually come off.
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Old 05-12-2002, 04:12 PM   #3
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I see your jack stand behind the rotor and that you aren't using the jack points in front of the rear wheels. What point on the car is the jack stand supporting?
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Old 05-12-2002, 04:21 PM   #4
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Is your parking brake set?

That looks like the rear rotor. The rear rotor uses a drum brake setup. If it is disengaged, all you need to do is tap the backside of the rotor with a rubber mallet and it should pop off.
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Old 05-12-2002, 04:38 PM   #5
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I see your jack stand behind the rotor and that you aren't using the jack points in front of the rear wheels. What point on the car is the jack stand supporting?
The rotor is off now due to a friendly advise from a buddy of mine. It was the ebrake.

Now as for your question the jack stand behind the wheel si to hold my caliper up so it won't put pressure on the brake line. I'm using the stock jack pointin the rear. I would use the differential, but the problem is that my dual exhaust pipings are in the way and there's no way I could jack it up. I have to do one wheel at a time, trust me I've tried the idea of blocks, but the pipings won't allow me to work with it.
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